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I saw on ebay a ttx shock for sale the guy says that its only done 500 miles as the engine expired on his 07 1000 f4 he is looking for £800 is it worth that kind of money? does anyone know if this will fit my 1078rr and are there any questions in need to ask the guy about the shock?

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The shock should fit onto your 1078RR.

Is it worth that kind of money...hmmm... really depends how good you are as a rider!! If you can out ride the stock suspension system and ride as good as the GP guys, then you shouldn't be even asking this question.

Its alot of money for a shock with a fancy sticker so you can brag to your mates you have Ohlins if you are riding on the streets 99% of the time!!!

SO the answer is it depends!
 

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Dude, he wasnt asking if its wroth sepending the money on a shock, he was asking if a used Ohlins TTX is worth £800
 

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I know the guy is true to his word, the shock is the real thing.
http://www.mvagusta.net/forum/showthread.php?t=37515

Ask him about the price if you want, he has also put it up in the "For Sale" section on the here. You don't have to be a MotoGp rider to out ride the stock schock, the Ohlins can give you a much better quality ride on the road too.
 

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I have just fitted a TTX and ohlins forks to my S1000RR, one thing to think about though (and this happened on both my F4 and BMW) just fitting the shock will show up just how bad the std forks are.

I fitted my Maxton shock to the rear of my F41000R and was going to have the forks valved over the winter....................I described it at the time like sitting in an armchair hanging on to a pneumatic road drill:jsm:

The BMW was the same, I fitted the shock before the forks due to it arriving a week before the forks
 

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I never thought of that mikef4uk, I've had the suspension set up to suit my weight and riding style and its pretty good I just thought getting the shock might make it better still. I couldn't afford the money to get ohlins at both ends
 

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The like of Kais etc could revalve your front to match the rear, circ £500
 

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How much are they to buy new?
 

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Just had a look on line theres an ohlins dealer got the ttx for sale £930 including VAT. will give them a call tomorrow
 

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I paid a £1000 for a brand new one in 2009, so IMO £800 is not bad for a 'nearly' new one.

It improved the bike if only by having damping adjusters which actually have an effect and do something when you alter them. The OEM shock adjusters (if you can call them that) seem to have two settings, full on & full off !

I only use my MV on track so I haven't felt the front being too bad as a consequence of fitting the TTX, also the TTX has stopped the rear tyre getting torn to shreds,, so it must be doing something better !!!
I noticed that the tyre pattern 'smoothed' out quite a lot on both the MV and the BMW, I wonder if tyre life will increase?
 

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I noticed that the tyre pattern 'smoothed' out quite a lot on both the MV and the BMW, I wonder if tyre life will increase?
hm, with my current rear tire life time of 1 1/2 track days and high costs for tires, it seems buying a TTX shock could actually be even a good investment.
 

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I have just fitted a TTX and ohlins forks to my S1000RR, one thing to think about though (and this happened on both my F4 and BMW) just fitting the shock will show up just how bad the std forks are.

I fitted my Maxton shock to the rear of my F41000R and was going to have the forks valved over the winter....................I described it at the time like sitting in an armchair hanging on to a pneumatic road drill:jsm:

The BMW was the same, I fitted the shock before the forks due to it arriving a week before the forks
I put a new shock on my 07 and didn't get the same impression of the front forks. They are not as bad as the shock. I immediately noticed an improvement in the handling of the bike. I also adjusted the front forks and changed the compression and rebound to soften them a little. Probably not the best for the track but definitely better for the road.
 

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I put a new shock on my 07 and didn't get the same impression of the front forks. They are not as bad as the shock. I immediately noticed an improvement in the handling of the bike. I also adjusted the front forks and changed the compression and rebound to soften them a little. Probably not the best for the track but definitely better for the road.
I guess it depends on your road !! On one of my riding loops it showed the front up terribly, but it is quite a bumpy road
 
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